The Huguenots of Paris and the coming of religious freedom in the 18th century

When:22 Oct 2013, 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Venue:Morven Brown Building, Room 310
Who:Professor David Garrioch, Monash University

History Seminar Series

Across the 18th century, the population of Paris slowly shed its hostility towards Protestants. The development of more tolerant religious attitudes has often been attributed to the Enlightenment, but that was only part of the story. This paper suggests that government policy, wider changes in Catholic religious culture, and changes in the city itself were the key factors leading to the growing toleration of Protestants.

Semester 2, 2013


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